hot temp wax on cold days? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2009, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
hjungj21o
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default hot temp wax on cold days?

hey guys, will it be okay to use hot temp wax on cold days? say... 15-25 degreesish weather.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-12-2009, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
legallyillegal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: fuck Snowboarding
Posts: 4,477
Default

i don't even use warm wax on warm days
__________________
THERE ARE SPECIFIC REASONS AS TO WHY I AM MORE LOCAL THAN YOU

GOD IS DONUT
legallyillegal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 92
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hjungj21o View Post
hey guys, will it be okay to use hot temp wax on cold days? say... 15-25 degreesish weather.
no warm temp wax will wear off very quick in cold weather (not that 15* is all that cold, more mid temp), get a good all temp wax and use that instead
Lyndo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 12:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,031
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lyndo View Post
no warm temp wax will wear off very quick in cold weather (not that 15* is all that cold, more mid temp), get a good all temp wax and use that instead
Thw whole point of warm temp wax is the high degree of water repellency (Not the real term that I can't think of at the moment) There are basically 2 types of friction that affect your glide. One is dry friction and the other is water suction. High temp wax works to repel the excessive water on warm days. Once it gets cold, you're trying to get your base to melt a thin film of water for your board to ride on. Obviously, as it gets colder, that's more difficult to do. You'll never melt enough snow on a cold day for suction to become an issue and so the unique properties of warm wax are wasted. Unfortunately, warm wax is also softer and will get stripped off faster.

You're not going to ruin your board by putting on warm wax for a cold day, but you're not going to get much benefit either. If you're not riding spring conditions, don't bother with warm wax. If it's all you've got, it's better than no wax at all, but if you have a choice go with too cold a wax rather than too warm.

Last edited by Bones; 12-13-2009 at 12:28 AM.
Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2009, 10:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Mr. Polonia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Brooklyn, Empire State
Posts: 1,093
Default

U could put warm wax on a cold day...but would it be practical?? HELLLL NOOO!
one run and all the wax will strip away

the reason why they have dif waxes for dif temps is because of the longevity of the wax.

cold snow is more jagged so therefore warm wax would be torn up fast

wax pretty much melts the snow below ur board so therefore the water just runs along the length of the board with little resistance. So thats why u match the wax according to the snow conditions.
__________________
Without me, my board is useless. Without my board, I am useless
Mr. Polonia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums